Police block a road while responding to a fatal shooting in Lake Stevens Monday morning. (Dakota Bair)

Police block a road while responding to a fatal shooting in Lake Stevens Monday morning. (Dakota Bair)

1 dead, 1 arrested after shooting at Lake Stevens apartment

Passersby heard a scream, then gunshots, coming from an apartment complex on Main Street.

LAKE STEVENS — A man died after a shooting in Lake Stevens Monday morning, according to police.

Two men were fighting just before 9 a.m. at the Colonial Gardens apartment complex, in the 1700 block of Main Street, the Lake Stevens Police Department reported in a news release.

The fight moved outside. One of the men allegedly shot the other multiple times, according to the news release.

The man who was shot died at the scene from his injuries, police reported.

A passerby, Dakota Bair, told The Daily Herald that he and his brother were on a walk when they heard a muffled scream, followed immediately by three pops. Bair thought it was fireworks at first. His brother suspected they were gunshots.

Within a minute, two cars pulled out of an apartment building’s parking lot, Bair said. He and his brother then headed away from the scene to avoid any danger.

Police arrested the suspect, a 44-year-old Lake Stevens man, a couple blocks away and recovered a firearm.

He had not been booked into Snohomish County Jail as of Monday afternoon. Lake Stevens police Cmdr. Jeff Beazizo said they were waiting on the court to authorize a warrant. He expected the paperwork to be wrapped up that night.

“He will be booked into jail,” Beazizo said.

The roads on Main Street were closed most of the day while police investigated the scene.

The two men likely knew each other, police said, and there is no continuing danger to the public.

Authorities did not release any further details about the suspect or what led up to the shooting.

The Snohomish County Medical Examiner’s Office will release the deceased man’s identity, as well as the cause and manner of his death.

Zachariah Bryan: 425-339-3431; zbryan@heraldnet.com. Twitter: @zachariahtb.

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